The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership is an entry-level management course introducing students to critical concepts of accountability, policy and management in healthcare. The course is also a pathway to further postgraduate study in the Master of Healthcare Leadership.
Units of study focus on strategic health management, leading change, health systems, policy and principles and practice of clinical accountability.
The course will appeal to professionals from nursing or allied health backgrounds, such as physiotherapy, osteopathy, counselling or optometry who are looking to extend their career into management and leadership roles.
Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. It’s the country’s largest employer, and employment opportunities continue to evolve and grow. Graduates of this course will demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge that prepares them for a career pathway in health leadership, in healthcare, community outreach organisations, area health services, professional associations, hospitals, private practice, and local, state and federal policy making agencies.
Strategic health management, leading change, health systems and policy; principles and practice of clinical accountability.
Units typically include written and/or oral assignments that match typical work tasks: business reports, case studies, presentations, research studies and plans. Practical assessments ensure you graduate with key industry skills and knowledge. Each unit has its own website to keep you focused. Weekly activities, readings and case studies are laid out with step-by-step instructions. As the weeks progress and your knowledge deepens, you'll tackle increasingly sophisticated concepts and employ critical analysis.
Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.